what book is this? school for boys, teacher lives in over summer?

i cannot remember the title of this book and i can't get it off my mind..... it takes place in a boarding school for boys, its about a new teacher who is shy and is invited to live with one of the boys as a tutor for the summer. the kids family is really rich and his mother wants to build this crazy addition or part of the house so she hires an architect who never sleeps.. theres also a butler whos a conman... and everyone falls in love with the mother but she ends up marrying some old rich guy

Asked By: snuffy - 2/18/2009
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It sounds very like "Decline and Fall" by Evelyn Waugh. Here's a brief synopsis so you can check whether it rings any bells... More
Answered By: revshirls - 2/18/2009
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I don't know.. BUT, there's a movie kinda like that Les Choristes (i recommend it!!) a school for boys - a new music teacher inspires the kids by forming a chorus
Answered By: Renda - 2/18/2009
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